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James Woodward & Sons

Unraveling the mystery of an enigmatic gunmaker In the history of London gunmaking, there are few companies so little understood as James Woodward &...

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In Sleeping Weather

Dreamlike memories of hunts gone by October arrives in my corner of New England. Across the valley, a wine stain soaks the ridges first,...

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Finding ‘The Way'

Embracing Wildrose Kennels’ ‘dogs of duality’ Lab people are just different. On one hand you have the waterfowlers, living to chase ducks and geese...

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Signature Roosters

Field-testing Krieghoffs at The Signature Lodge As many know, Krieghoff’s iconic design dates back to 1957, when the company acquired the patent for the...

This Old Ithaca

Embodying a history of family, friendships and choices This began as a drawn-out conversation about refurbishing an heirloom shotgun, and then it swerved sideways...

Getting Schooled in Shotgunning

Lessons from the OSP Shooting School at Milford Hills My shooting, whether in the field or on the clays course, easily could be summed...

Grouse & Grizzlies

Hunting ruffs in the Northern Rockies I follow the crease of the mountain waiting for the flush of a ruffed grouse. Here in the...

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Mearns Are Where You Find Them

Hunting—and learning—in the desert Southwest Morning dawned cold, crisp and clear as a wash of pinks, oranges and golds softly faded from the eastern...

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‘Grand Slam’ Gunning

Doves, ducks, pigeons and perdiz in Argentina It was in the late 1970s that travel for wingshooting outside North America first became popular. Among...

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One Last Hunt at Muck Pond

Closing a chapter of a friendship “Plum pudding?” I offered. “What?” “Plum pudding. Left over from the party. Here.” I passed the paper plate...

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Westley’s New Over/Under

A best British over/under built to work under pressure While many sportsmen continue to appreciate and use side-by-side shotguns, the majority of guns seen...

Desert Bounty

Gambel’s & scaled quail in our Southwestern sands As dawn spilled over the crest of Arizona’s Pinaleño Mountains, I understood why modern artists from...